Plummeting through the sky, arms flung wide and a huge grin on his face, Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans was obviously revelling in his very first skydive. The 42-year-old had jumped from a plane 13,000ft above Hampshire's Salisbury Plain as part of a personal mission to "conquer his fear of death"; a project which has dominated his radio show for the past few months.
Leaving wife Natasha Shishmanian on the ground to await his arrival, Chris boarded a plane with the Tigers Parachute Display Team from the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. He was strapped to the leader corporal for the 35-second freefall.
"That was amazing!" said the exhilarated star after landing safely. "It felt like it was over in seconds. There's no time to be scared as you are plummeting to the ground. I sang (Elton John's) Are You Ready For Love all the way down! An awesome, awesome experience; can't wait to do it again."